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Report: BP will plug Gulf of Mexico oil leak in two weeks

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According to several reports, the devastating BP oil leak could be contained a fortnight ahead of schedule, it was claimed yesterday. Engineers said the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico might be shut off in two weeks. Hundreds of people – including a furious Charlie Crist – had earlier joined hands on an oil-stained beach to demonstrate against offshore drilling. Official estimates say that between 35,000 to 60,000 barrels of oil a day are leaking into the gulf. BP…

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